Wednesday, September 29, 2004

And You Thought Your Spouse Was A Backseat Driver
You remember those cars that liked to tell you your car door was open..."your door is ajar, your door is ajar"? A group of Australian scientists have invented an electronic driver's assistant system (back seat driver) who forever points out road signs and warns against speeding.
"DAS uses three cameras: one to scan the road ahead and a pair to monitor where the driver is looking," the magazine said.
A computer system fitted behind the dashboard collates the information with data on the speed the car is going.
If it appears the driver has not seen a sign or has not slowed down, a warning is issued.